Feeling the need for a challenge
A while back I joined Craftsy.com. I soon saw "The Bombshell Dress" class by Sew Retro and I really wanted to take it. But alas, after finding out what sizes it comes in, I realized that it does not come in a big enough size for me. :( I was relishing the challenge of making something that was a more difficult pattern and more of a couture design. I was hoping to learn some new skills that I could then turn around and use in my MCM sewing. Might have to get a book or something to learn those things now.
Disappointed in finding that I am too large for this dress and frustrated at my own largeness, I went on a pattern shopping mission. That too was frustrating. I am just proportioned weird and it was hard to guess what size I really needed. I came home empty handed.
To that end, I have decided that I really would like to make a duct tape mannequin of myself and try draping my own fabrics and designing something that might actually fit me right. I have watched a few youtube videos on draping and it seems like it might be a fun challenge. And well, if I lose some weight, it won't be hard to make another duct tape mannequin later on. I think I have enough pattern altering skills, that if I am able to get a basic sloper of myself, then I think I could come up with some things that might actually work.